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Hometown: Wilmington, DE
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Got tested for COVID after vaccine

I had the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine one week ago. Unfortunately, I had a sore throat and sniffles and felt really tired on Thursday. I decided to call out, forgetting that you can't just call out anymore. My employer required a COVID test, so that led me to a mini-ordeal of finding a test that would allow me to get back to work as quickly as I could. Walgreens said results would be in 3-5 days. Ugh. Community testing sites around me said 48-72 hours. Medexpress said 24-48 hours, and usually results the next day. Staff at Walgreens told me that Medexpress would be expensive, but I went there anyway. I only had to pay a $20 copay, which I'm pretty sure I can get reimbursed for.

They did the up the nose test--which made my eyes water---and I sat for 15 minutes. Instant results were negative. I went home and slept for 3 hours, then started to feel better.

Felt fine yesterday (Friday) and they called with the results (also negative). I kind of was feeling that I had a cold or something and didn't even think to worry too much until I was told I had to take the test.

I was worried that the vaccine might have given me a positive test result, but thankfully it did not.

So I only missed 2 days of work and inched closer to my second dose (April 3rd). I cannot wait!

My vaccine experience

Got the Pfizer 1st dose yesterday in Dover, DE after failing to find a J&J. I've had no effects that I can tell--although I feel tired, but I had a crappy long week and had to get up early so I'm not sure what's related to what. No injection site issues and, during the actual injection, I couldn't even feel it. I usually feel a pinch during flu vaccines and I almost did not believe that the guy actually injected me---but my friend watched it go in and assured me that I had gotten the vaccine.

So far today, so good. We shall see how the second dose goes in early April.

Any pet insurance recommendations?

I have a new puppy named Millie (almost 6 mos) that is a mixed breed (looks mostly like a black lab) and was considering signing up for pet insurance--after my expensive experiences with my buddy Hudson's cancer care.

Prices seem to range from $40-60/month and I'd love to hear actual experiences with different companies if anyone can share.


Why Delaware may end requiring students to pledge allegiance to the American flag

House Bill 107 by Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, would still require that students pledge allegiance to the American flag every school day. But instead of requiring all students to cite the pledge, the bill would let students who don't want to participate to stand silently or stay seated.

If Delaware removes the requirement, it would be in line with a U.S. Supreme Court decision from about 78 years ago.

In the 1943 case, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, the Supreme Court ruled that such a requirement violated First Amendment rights because it forced students to declare a belief.

Baumbach was quick to point that ruling out, arguing that you can't "support the Bill of Rights in pieces."


I always thought it was Hitler-youth-like and somewhat un-Christian, actually, to pledge allegiance to an inanimate object.

Vulgar anti-Biden flag in NJ raise questions


The man who brought Rochelle Park to this constitutional moment is a 46-year-old former police officer and retired U.S. Army reserve sergeant who now works as a school resource officer and security guard in Bogota, where he was featured in a teaching program for students to “Be the 'I' in Kind” and to "take extra steps to help someone use nice words to others."

Say hello to Gary Bendit.

He’s a registered Democrat who says he voted twice for Barack Obama before embracing Trump.

Should we really be looking for life on Mars?

What if we find it and piss them off?


Joe making me late for work

There was an accident on my normal route to work. Decided to take 141 instead. 141 closed because of Biden's motorcade. Stuck.

But it's worth it!!!

Just flipped on Fox

Fox & Friends was talking to a Portland business owner about her recovery from the looters and rioters, with an endless loop of black-clad people running down a street and breaking windows.

No mention of the terrorists who attacked the Capitol

No mention of the coronavirus or its variants killing 400,000 people (and counting)

The Onion: Matt Gaetz Forced To Host Hundreds Of White Nationalists After Airbnb Pulls D.C. Listing

“Sometimes when I’m hanging out with a bunch of white supremacists, I’ll tell them, ‘Hey, if you’re ever in Washington and need a place to crash, let me know’—but you never expect anyone will actually take you up on it,” said a visibly exhausted Gaetz, who, according to sources, spent yesterday fielding frantic texts from Proud Boys, militia members, and Boogaloo extremists and sending them each detailed instructions about when they could pick up a key to his place and how to access the Wi-Fi.


Delaware reports record COVID cases; eases restrictions, opens schools.

I'm calling our Governor (John Carney) John "Desantis" Carney from now on............makes no sense.


Delaware reports records for new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in first week of 2021

Delaware on Wednesday reported a record 1,210 new cases. Two days later, the state eased restrictions on restaurants and bars and allowed sports competitions to restart with 30% occupancy.

Students and teachers in several school districts will return to the classroom Monday
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